I have a Honda Accord 2003 car. I have been having an odd problem lately, and I'm not sure what the cause of it is.
Generally in the mornings when I go to start the car, it takes several seconds to start after turning the key. If I hold the key down, it will eventually start, but it takes sometimes up to 5 seconds of holding the key down. There is complete silence, and once the engine starts, it sounds completely normal. It never makes a sound like its trying and failing to start.
It has only been happening bad in the morning. 8.5 hours later when I go home, it starts up after just a brief 1-2 second delay. Then again the next morning, there is a long delay.
This has been happening a couple of weeks. The only thing it has corresponded to is the oncoming summer heat (I'm in SE Tennessee). Is this a battery problem, a starter problem, or something else?